The Sarasota Culture Collective will kick off its second season at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 23 at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
Culture Collective was created last year with the goal of making Sarasota's fine arts scene more accessible to people between the ages of 21 and 39 by offering its members discounted tickets and social-hour events at six local arts organizations throughout the season. Season memberships are $99.
The season kicks off with a social event at Selby Gardens, where members and guests can mingle and hear from the involved organizations.
The rest of this year's performance season includes:
- The Ringling — takes place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. During the final Ringing Underground of the season, the exhibition “Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American World” will be open for viewing. Live music by MeteorEYES, Ark and Black Taxi. Members will receive a drink ticket for the event.
- Sarasota Orchestra — takes place at 8 p.m. Dec. 6, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Includes post-concert event. This showcase of American composition will feature guest conductor and pianist Evans Haile. After the concert, enjoy a drink reception with orchestra members in the Founders Room of the Van Wezel. One complementary drink per member.
- Asolo Repertory Theatre — takes place at 8 p.m. Jan. 29, at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Pre-show event at 6:30 p.m. Meet members of the cast of the recent Broadway hit, "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, which questions the American dream.
- Circus Arts Conservatory — takes place at 7 p.m. Feb. 12, at 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue. Pre-show event at 6 p.m. Performance features` King of the Wire, Nik Wallenda. The pre-event will feature spirits and light circus fare, and photo-opps with circus artists.
- Sarasota Opera — takes place at 7:30 p.m. March 13, at the Sarasota Opera House. Pre-show at 6:30 p.m. The Sarasota Opera performs Mozart’s comic opera, "The Marriage of Figaro." Culture Collective members will be invited to a private reception before the performance to get a look behind the scenes before the curtain goes up.
- Sarasota Ballet — takes place at 7:30 p.m. May 2, at the Sarasota Opera House. Pre-show at 5:30 p.m. The Ballets Russes – A Tribute to Nijinsky including Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides, Vaslav Nijinsky’s Afternoon of a Faun and Michel Fokine’s Petrushka.
Read more about Culture Collective here.